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Author Topic: Purgatory - Warriors & Slaves, Prestige & Survival (Low-Fantasy; Interest Check)  (Read 1172 times)

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Offline Golden Spider

I was thinking I'd be a warrior but i can be a slave as well if we already have a lt of warriors. but warrior is my first choice

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color me interested! I'll have to brain storm and come up with something great for this one. ;)

Offline LaCroix

Expressing my interest as well and have a concept in mind for a Warrior.

Offline Lunar RavenTopic starter

A big welcome to all newcomers!  Currently, the tally for warriors and slaves appear to be:

Warriors:
Chreestafer (Male)
Golden Spider (Male)
LaCroix (Unknown)
VonDoom (Male)
Xanthaine (Female)

Slaves:
CurvyKitten (Gender pending)
Blonde (Female)
Etherealgirl (Female)
Max (Pending, Male or Female)
RampantDesires (Female)

Unknown:
CarnivalOfTheGoat
« Last Edit: October 06, 2015, 03:06:01 AM by Lunar Raven »

Offline Max

I would like to play a slave.  Either male or female.

Offline Lunar RavenTopic starter

I would like to play a slave.  Either male or female.
Amended  :-)

Offline VonDoom

That reminds me: did you like any of the short concept ideas? Well, only two, really and the first one is admittedly more fleshed out as far as short concepts go, but I'm curious.

Offline Lunar RavenTopic starter

All three do look good, though I would be interested to see what you might develop for the other two.  In-universe, the magic one would have been formerly of the slave-caste, given as the warrior caste have (deliberately) too many duties to find enough time to sit back and develop the magical capability.

On that, note, I'm thinking of introducing an Outsider-group - so something like mercenaries who offer services to fortified town like Haven, though they are never fully trusted (as all outsiders tend to be in any rigidly controlled society).

Offline VonDoom

I figured as much and ... err, well, included it in the brief concept idea. Did you read the text bits?

Offline Lunar RavenTopic starter

Yes I did, no worries  :-)

Just thought I'd re-mention it for the benefit of others in case it wasn't quite understood.

Offline VonDoom

Ah, right. Sorry about that.

The first one is of course my favorite, hence why there were more tidbits, but I wasn't sure if the inhuman features would be a problem. I figure they could be either from feasting on demons or perhaps a result of his mother's sorcery (though there might still be rumors of demon eating).

The second one might also be interesting since after such a long time he'd be more than capable as a warrior, but employing magic would be quite a curiosity. Perhaps to shun or fear. I'd imagine him a bit M. Bisony.



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Drew this up a while back, seems worth revisiting character wise, a celtic inspired warrioress. Ooh, sooo much choice!

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Drew this up a while back, seems worth revisiting character wise, a celtic inspired warrioress. Ooh, sooo much choice!
Hmmm... perhaps Boudica herself?  ;D

Offline Chreestafer

All three do look good, though I would be interested to see what you might develop for the other two.  In-universe, the magic one would have been formerly of the slave-caste, given as the warrior caste have (deliberately) too many duties to find enough time to sit back and develop the magical capability.

On that, note, I'm thinking of introducing an Outsider-group - so something like mercenaries who offer services to fortified town like Haven, though they are never fully trusted (as all outsiders tend to be in any rigidly controlled society).

Now you have me interested in this outsider ordeal! Damn you!!!! Hahaha :)

Offline Lunar RavenTopic starter

Now you have me interested in this outsider ordeal! Damn you!!!! Hahaha :)
Still very much a concept, though not an unreasonable one I suppose.

IMPORTANT:
As I mentioned before, I'm still deciding on whether to make this free form or a custom system of my own devising.  Those of you who want to look at it, can find it here.  It's in a half-finished state, but I think it's more or less straightforward on how it intends to accomplish results.

At this point, your opinions on whether you'd prefer free-form or this system would go a long way to helping me decide whether I should leave it and start the game sooner or finish it and start a wee bit later (it's about 1 more day from completion), so do let me know you're opinions.

Also, for those who'd prefer a system, would you be comfortable with free-form if I decide not to go with it?

Thanks.

Offline Izaya Orihara

Seems interesting.

On the above note, I prefer freeform, since systems are often a bit too mathematical and technical for my liking.

Offline VonDoom

I also prefer consent based freeform, as in this game we can run a gamut in experience and ability from thousand year old warrior general to particularly strong willed salesman starting out just barely surviving. Or newly minted slave to slave queen sorceress. And in betweens, like my third idea, which would be difficult in a two class system.

This sort of game strikes me as a game where it would be fine to have big differences in competence, ability and power in character concept, as long as each player is happy where they are and the main OOC understanding is that mutual fun is the priority. Which is easier to do in freeform as far as I'm concerned, since it requires communication and mutual agreement in how a scene goes and is resolved.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2015, 09:41:04 AM by VonDoom »

Offline Blonde

I would say freeform, I've never really gotten the whole system based thing.

Offline Etherealgirl

Freeform!

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Freeform! Freedom! Free Tibet! SUGAR FREEE!

Offline Chreestafer

I'm free form as well :)

Offline Astrofig

Oooh, SO interested! Think I'd want a male slave. And free probably; systems just end up confusing me.

Offline LaCroix

I'd vote freeform as well just to keep it as simple as possible.

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I am for free form honestly, it seems the focus isn't even on the combat so I don't see a need for a system. Players can figure out the outcome of things in the ooc, and if neither can decide which should win, GM has them roll a few dice. Granted i hate having a character fail because the dice bot hates me...so yeah free form works for me. :)

Also do we know when a character sheet will be up, not being pushy I swear, just had an idea perk up and want to get it down on paper before it poofs :P

Offline Etherealgirl

*Sees a lot of potential in this game as well!*